Moby Dick

In his clamitous first encounter with Moby Dick, does Ahab attack the whale with a knife?

we read chapter 36 "Quarter Deck" for class and on our test it says he does attack him with a knife i was wondering where it said this

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Yes, Ahab lost his leg when he tried to attack Moby Dick with a knife after the whale destroyed his boats. Ishmael explains this in Chapter 41.